The 1982-1983 First Hess truck
was the sixteenth Hess toy in what became an American tradition. Find info, pictures and Hess toy trucks for sale on a daily basis here. While not officially the first Hess toy truck, which is actually the 1964 Hess tanker trailer truck
, the First Hess truck is given to the this 1982 First Hess toy truck because it was modeled after the actual second-hand truck that Leon Hess drove while delivering fuel oil to customers is 1933. Some consider this to be a stunning replica of the original truck and one of Hess’ finest model toys. Even the license plate is colored correctly to reflect the plates issued in NJ during that period.
This truck had a production of 1,000,000 units and was originally retailed for $4.69 making it the first truck to sell for over $4 at participating locations. Some of the awesome features of this toy include the detailed interior, doors that open, working lights and open front windshield. It also has sporty rear view mirrors and a movable hose on the passenger side of the truck. There is a fully restored 1933 Hess delivery truck exhibited in the Hess office
building in Woodbridge, New Jersey. More recently there was another original 1934 Hess truck restoration
that was personally driven by Leon Hess and restored in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. These restorations are a testament to Mr. Hess and a fantastic legacy and piece of history for the fuel and petroleum industry.
This is the very rare Black Switch version of The First Hess Truck that is commonly referred to as 1983 since the 1982 of which there are many more has the common Red Switch.This item is brand new never having been displayed,played with,or anything else!
- BRAND NEW NEVER HAVING BEEN DISPLAYED OR PLAYED WITH,OR ANYTHING ELSE!